He was one of the ’80s TV idols who charmed audiences by playing Vince in Just Good Friends.
Still, Paul Nicholas looked unrecognizable on Tuesday as he made a rare TV appearance to discuss his fledgling rap career on This Morning.
Fans of the actor, 74, were shocked as they couldn’t recognize the star four decades after his prime as an actor.
“I can’t believe it’s the same guy!” ’80s idol Paul Nicholas, 76, shocked fans with rare TV appearance on Tuesday 40 years after starring in Just Good Friends
Iconic: He was one of the ’80s TV idols who charmed audiences playing Vince in Just Good Friends (pictured with co-star Jan Francis)
As Paul has kept a relatively low profile for the past four decades, fans were shocked at their first sighting of the star, writing: “Blimey, I didn’t recognize Paul Nicholas !! “; “Paul Nicholas looks a lot different”;
‘I’m just looking at Paul Nicholas this morning… damn it, I can’t believe he’s the same guy’ ‘I didn’t recognize Paul Nicholas this morning… ..’;
“Omg, I used to like Paul Nicholas in Just Good Friends #ThisMorning”; “Paul Nicholas is a rapper now?” “;
Then and now: Paul (pictured left in 1998) earned instant sex symbol status with his enchanting blue eyes and fluffy blonde curls when he burst onto the scene
Who is this guy? Fans of the actor, 74, were shocked as they couldn’t recognize the star four decades after his prime as an actor
“I loved Paul Nicholas in the ’70s. I bought all of his records, saw him play on a Supersonic recording and met him at the pub after a performance of Tee Zee at the Royal Court.’ ;
“After seeing and listening to the great Paul Nicholas’ stories on #ThisMorning, isn’t it time for @goldchannel to show the classic Just Good Friends again? Or maybe # bbc4? Such a huge show in the 80s and would be a nice break from the same repeated rotating shows ”.
It wasn’t just Paul’s change in appearance that shocked viewers, but his admission that he now wants to be a rapper.
Unexpected: It wasn’t just Paul’s change in appearance that shocked viewers, but his admission that he now wants to be a rapper
When asked why he took on this new career, Paul replied, “It’s more current and I like it. “
Admitting that he is no longer a fan of pop music, he added that the lyrics to his new rap included, “Justin Bieber makes me want to throw up.”
Paul began his life as a pop star under the stage name Paul Dean before making a career in musical theater.
He became a household name in 1983 playing the ultra-lovable Vince Pinner in Just Good Friends, instantly earning himself sex symbol status with his enchanting blue eyes and fluff of blonde curls.
Heartthrob: The actor (pictured in 1978) started life as a pop star under the stage name Paul Dean before making a career in musical theater
The actor also appeared in the BBC’s The Real Marigold Hotel and played Kathy Beale’s husband Gavin Sullivan in EastEnders from 2015 to 2016.
Paul – who has six children with his wife Linzi Beuselinck – insisted he didn’t have time to slow down his acting career anytime soon.
Speaking to the Daily Mail in 2019, he said: “I’m beyond the leading man these days, but there are a lot of roles for the elderly, as I keep recalling. to my agent! ”
Heartthrob: The actor recently played Kathy Beale’s husband Gavin Sullivan in EastEnders from 2015 to 2016 (pictured with co-stars Gillian Taylforth)